Absolute Best Resources to Use When Designing Your Dream Home

So you’ve decided it’s time to build a new home? If you’re like many other prospective home owners, you probably have a picture in your mind of what your dream home will look like. Building your next home, rather than buying an existing home that doesn’t exactly match your vision, allows you to fully customize your space. However, coming up with ideas and organizing the vision of your dream home can be extremely challenging and even overwhelming at times. To help inspire you, we’ve put together a list of the absolute best resources to use when designing your dream home.

Pinterest

With over 30 billion Pinterest pins to date and more than 70 million Pinterest users as of 2013, Pinterest is the perfect place to start brainstorming ideas to incorporate into your new home. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or you’re just searching for inspiration, you won’t have a problem finding it on Pinterest. If you’re new to Pinterest, start by creating a board and titling it “My Custom Dream Home” then begin browsing the Home Décor category to see if anything catches your eye. Then start searching for features you know will be important to you and your family in your new home. For example, try searching “breakfast nook” or “dark kitchen cabinets”. If you see something you like, pin it to your new Dream Home board. Pinterest makes it easy to both find design inspiration and organize your ideas.

Houzz

Houzz is a great tool for finding design inspiration, product information, and professional reviews to help you turn your ideas into reality. Because Houzz separates photos and products based on specific rooms of the home, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can also use the filters on each page to narrow down your search results based on style, budget, price, layout, material, and more. If it’s your first time using Houzz, start by browsing their photos and reading their Ideabooks. You will want to make sure to setup your own ideabooks to save your favorite images. Your ideabooks can be categorized however you see fit and you can also share these ideabooks with family members or your custom home builder. At Mitchell Homes, we love it when our customers share their ideas with us and we are confident that Houzz will provide you with lots of great inspirations for your new home.

Open Houses

Though it’s not quite as easy to organize your ideas with this method, attending open houses is another easy way to find inspiration for your dream home. This provides a chance to see what you like and what you don’t like in person. Look for open houses in the area you’re thinking about for your new home. As you explore the home, take notes and even pictures of features you like. These might come in handy as you choose products and materials for your new home. You may find unique decorating ideas here too!

Mitchell Homes Floor Plans

With over 30 fully customizable floor plans designed to match the look and feel of Virginia neighborhoods, our home designs are another great place to look for inspiration for you dream home. Don’t see a floor plan that matches your needs? Let us know, we can work with you to modify any existing plan or we can design a custom home plan just for you! We have lots of floorplans that we’ve built over the past 22 years that aren’t in our standard plan library, but our New Home Consultants are great at listening to your needs, desires, and budget and then offering their expertise to choose a plan that is perfect for you and your family. Interested in learning more about our floor plans? Request a free plan book that includes floor plan details, photos, prices specific to your area of interest, and much more.

Designing your dream home is an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming process that requires lots of planning and organization. Luckily, these resources along with our expertise will make finding design inspiration and organization much easier!